1983-1984 Wrestling Team
Season Record 5-11
Head Coach: Gil Troutman
Assistant: Tim Mulholland
Many thanks to former wrestler Matt Triola for sending in this photo.

1983-1984 Season Wrap Up

Gil Troutman's 1983-84 wrestling team did not have a great season. They finished with a 5-11 record. Troutman may not have suspected it at the time, but this crop of underclassmen were in the process of turning into one of McLane's finest teams ever.

In just two short years, Matt Caro, Mike Caro and J.J. Brown would help propel the 85-86 Lancer wrestling team to their highest place ever (3rd) at the PIAA State Tournament.

The 1983-84 team did have it's share of top-notch wrestlers. Senior, Eric Groendahl finished a fine career by winning 35 matches. He placed 2nd at Sections and Districts, 3rd at Regionals and went 1-2 at the State Tournament.

Senior, John Gates had a great year and finished with a 28-10 record. Sophomore Matt Caro was a year away from being sensational, finishing a solid 19-10 ...and who would've suspected that a young freshman, with just an 11-15 record would become General McLane's next state wrestling champ (Bradd Weber).

The 83-84 Lancer wrestlers were definitely a team on the rise!

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